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Chapman, Floyd R (Flying Officer)

Prisoner of War 1945-March-06

Male Head

Birth Date: unkown date (age unknown)

Service
RCAF
Unit
625 (B) Sqn- Squadron (RAF)
We Avenge
Base
RAF Kelstern
Rank
Flying Officer
Marshal
Air Chief MarshalA/C/M
Air MarshalA/M
Air Vice MarshalA/V/M
Air CommodoreA/C
Group CaptainG/C
Wing CommanderW/C
Squadron LeaderS/L
Flight LieutenantF/L
Flying OfficerF/O
Pilot OfficerP/O
Warrant Officer 1st ClassWO1
Warrant Officer 2nd ClassWO2
Flight SergeantFS
SergeantSGT
CorporalCPL
Senior AircraftmanSAC
Leading AircraftmanLAC
Aircraftman 1st ClassAC1
Aircraftman 2nd ClassAC2
Position
Bomb Aimer
Service Numbers
J/40047

Took off from Kelstern at 16:39 in Lancaster Mark I (Sqn code: CF-F2 Bomber Command).

Believed crashed 11km NW of Bergen

POWs: Flying Officer James William Alexander RCAF J/41173 POW camp not listed. Flying Officer William Petrochenko RAF POW camp not listed. Sergeant Clifford Cooper Lear RAF POW Camp not listed. Flight Sergeant Graham Wynford Morgan RAF POW camp not listed. Sergeant Robert Pyett RAF POW camp not listed. Sergeant Joseph Vivian Williams RAF POW camp not listed.

Target
Google MapChemnitz

Lancaster NG240

Avro Lancaster

Avro Lancaster Mk. X RCAF Serial FM 213
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The Avro Lancaster is a British Second World War heavy bomber. It was designed and manufactured by Avro as a contemporary of the Handley Page Halifax, both bombers having been developed to the same specification, as well as the Short Stirling, all three aircraft being four-engined heavy bombers adopted by the Royal Air Force (RAF) during the same wartime era.

The Lancaster has its origins in the twin-engine Avro Manchester which had been developed during the late 1930s in response to the Air Ministry Specification P.13/36 for a capable medium bomber for "world-wide use". Originally developed as an evolution of the Manchester (which had proved troublesome in service and was retired in 1942), the Lancaster was designed by Roy Chadwick and powered by four Rolls-Royce Merlins and in one version, Bristol Hercules engines. It first saw service with RAF Bomber Command in 1942 and as the strategic bombing offensive over Europe gathered momentum, it was the main aircraft for the night-time bombing campaigns that followed. As increasing numbers of the type were produced, it became the principal heavy bomber used by the RAF, the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) and squadrons from other Commonwealth and European countries serving within the RAF, overshadowing the Halifax and Stirling. Wikipedia

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last update: 2021-09-18 14:32:33

Lancaster Mk.I NG240

CF-F2 Delivered to No. 624 Sqn (CF-F2) 21 Oct 1944. Missing on operation to Chemnitz 5/6 Mar 1945. Crashed near Klášterec nad Ohří, Czechoslovakia.

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